Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1987; 1993-present
Dr. Vining is being recognized for excellence in clinical care, teaching, and mentoring, and for leadership in the field of otolaryngology and at Yale New Haven Hospital. She is currently the president-elect of the medical board of YNHH. After graduating from YSM in 1987 and completing her residency in otolaryngology at YNHH, she left New Haven for a fellowship in rhinology, sinus, and skull base surgery at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Returning to New Haven enabled her to begin practicing with many clinicians she knew and respected.
She helped develop the resident curriculum in rhinology and sinus surgery and taught in both the operating room and dissection lab locally and at more than 70 national and international sinus and skull base courses. She has been awarded the Resident Teaching Award in Otolaryngology twice, served as president of the Connecticut State ENT Society, and served in various roles for the American Rhinologic Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology. Dr. Vining is currently poised to assume the presidency of the medical board of YNHH. Her passion remains clinical care and the complex and collaborative management of patients suffering from sinonasal Disease.